Learn More About ALNF
In line with our release of these amazing Indigenous shorts we have partnered with The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation in order to use our brand and business to give back to our Indigenous communities. 20% of Total sales revenue will be donated to the Foundation and dispersed at their discretion.
Ortc Clothing Co. have chosen to partner with the foundation to use their love for design and forever growing Australian inspired clothing label to help raise awareness for the ALNF and give back to those communities in need.
People who have difficulty reading and writing suffer from shame, poor self-esteem and negative life experiences. They also lack access too many opportunities that most of us take for granted. ALNF exists to help people by raising literacy levels in Australia's most marginalised communities. Through six core programs and a number of one-off community projects, ALNF provides funding, training, support and resources to individuals, families and schools.
As a progressive Clothing company we admire the ALNF’s innovation. The Living First Language platform in which helps to preserve and revitalise Indigenous First Languages and turns them into dynamic, community-led and interactive digital literacy apps is an ingenious solution to efficiently and effectively capture and share language and literacy skills.
At ortc we could not wait to be a part of this movement and assist in sharing the impact and raising awareness of this unique initiative. ortc Clothing Co with the help of our amazing customers and stockists hope to shine a light on the preservation of language, and that this contemporary platform serves to strengthen communities, bridge cultural divides, foster resilience, encourage literacy and put First Language back into Indigenous community member’ hands.
We have a newfound understanding that in Australia, First Languages are disappearing at a faster rate (specifically having recently worked closely with Debra and Cedric) despite the fact that language, literacy and numeracy plays a vital role in the health, wellbeing, education and future of Indigenous peoples. So, whilst partnering with the ALNF we hope to shed more light on the importance of preserving and fostering Indigenous languages in Australia and beyond, as well as give back to the foundation who persists daily to do just that.
All ortc | swim X ALNF shorts will be clearly labelled to ensure our customers have access to all the information about the incredible artists and foundation.
Found out more at alnf.org